1. When my girlfriend got jealous on 9/11 because the Twin Towers were getting more attention than her.
“‘So a couple of buildings fell down. What’s the big deal? Everyone is ignoring me today.’ —from my soon-to-be ex-gf at the time.”
2. When a girl asked me if we have airplanes in Germany.
“In my exchange year in the USA.
I came from Germany, and in class we had this thing where I introduce myself and everyone asks their questions about me and my country.
So this one girl raises her hand and seriously asks, ‘Do you have airplanes over there?’
I was completely stunned by this question and had to calmly explain that i actually flew there by plane…but to this day im not entirely sure if she maybe just trolled me, I mean, you cant be THAT uneducated?!”
3. When a woman asked to have the air in her tires changed from ‘summer air’ to ‘winter air.’
“Someone came into the shop and asked to change out the air in her tires from ‘summer air’ to ‘winter air.’”
4. When my classmates argued over whether smoke was alive or not.
“In my 7th grade science class there was a debate going on between a good chunk of the class on whether smoke was alive or not.”
5. When my colleagues thought that thunder was the result of clouds smashing together.
“I tried to explain to my ex-colleagues that thunder is not the result of clouds smashing together. They thought I was stupid. When I asked them to explain why its not always thundering when its cloudy, they both agreed that it only happens when they’re storm clouds.”
6. When a girl in college told me she had ‘genital cataracts.’
“Freshman year of college I’m in a math class and we had some random group project to do. A girl in my group informed us she wouldn’t be at the next meeting as she was going to have eye surgery. I asked her why and she said, ‘I have genital cataracts’ and I said, ‘you mean congenital?’ and she gave me an confused look and everyone backed her up that she really did mean genital and not congenital. Even after I Google it and show everyone the difference between the two words they proceeded to tell me how you can’t believe everything you read on the Internet. I was dumbfounded.”